Category: Budget meals

Mexican Black bean and quinoa salad (Instant Pot)

Quick 5 minute black beans (from dried beans) in the Instant Pot, plus quinoa, avocado, mango and spices for a Mexican themed Taco Tuesday lunch or dinner.

Quarantine meals (pantry recipes)

Lockdown and bookmark these healthy recipes to pull out during quarantine months and use up the Covid-19 stockpiling staples, dry goods and canned foods you bought! Healthy quarantine meal recipes with simple pantry ingredients and freezer staples! Delicious, family-sized, kid-friendly, mostly budget-friendly meals. there are quarantine dinner recipes […]

Shrimp with roasted veggies (one-pan meal)

If you love a one-and-done meal that is foolproof for even the novice cook (or stressed quarantine cook), give this oven-baked shrimp with herbs and potatoes recipe a try. A dish that even those who hate shrimp (like my mom) will love! Just a few simple ingredients of pantry and freezer staples, and one-pan for the ultimate one-pot meal and quarantine meal that you will be making long past lockdown days.

Lentil shepherd’s pie (quarantine pantry dinner)

During quarantine cooking we have to be resourceful with pantry staples and freezer staples, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a healthy and delicious family dinner and comfort food! This dish is meatless but has a meaty flavor due to a little beef bouillon, but it can be made vegan with veggie broth to, both ways taste good! Home cooking is always healthiest and especially now safer than delivery! On Dr.Oz they were advising to consume less meat and inflammatory foods while possibly fighting the Coronavirus. Although I’m not about to become a full on vegan as I need my iron, I do like balance and whole foods. And lots of veggies.

Homemade oat milk recipe

Super easy diy oat milk recipe ready in minutes and all you need is simple wholesome ingredients already in your pantry and kitchen: oats and water! no preservatives are added when you make your own homemade plant-milk! to make it perfect and silky smooth just one extra step […]